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Old 14-12-18, 06:49 PM
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Radeon's General Manager, Mike Rayfield, to Resign from AMD

AMD says that Rayfield plans to "spend more time with his family and pursue his personal passions".

Read more about RTG's General Manager, Mike Rayfield, leaving AMD.

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Old 14-12-18, 06:57 PM
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He probably wanted to do something with Radeon that didn't sit well with the company, So now he's "spending time with family".
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Old 14-12-18, 07:15 PM
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He didn't want to work like an American, basically. 7 days a week married to the job. I don't blame him either, I've worked over there. My company used to see me leave at midnight, then phone me at 4am asking me to go in for shows (we did orders from crappy commercials).

The sad thing is the more days pass the more the UK is becoming the same way. There's more to life than money you don't have the time to spend.

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Old 14-12-18, 07:20 PM
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Well the source this article cites (https://wccftech.com/exclusive-mike-...d-amd-retires/) has much more detail in that aspect, though of course in that area it's all rumours and "tip offs" at this point, with AMD strongly denying it was related to his performance in response.

Often we also see people in this sphere use the "Left to spend time with family" line when leaving to switch to take a bit of time out before switching to a different company(Which would have already had the position lined up well in advance of it becoming public), iirc this was how Raja left. Some states in America have laws regarding the "poaching of talent" between competing companies due to the risk of inadvertent breaking of IP laws that some argue it inevitably leads to(As someone can't delete their ideas, thoughts, knowledge from past research ect) and this can also be used to deal with that sometimes(Though iirc California specifically doesn't have this).

I do agree regarding the working hours thing though, many European countries now count hours where a worker has to be contactable as work hours, it's important people get a chance to remove themselves from their work to be able to relax, someone being over worked or stressed in life benefits neither the worker or the employer.
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Old 16-12-18, 09:56 AM
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David Wang, who is now interim leader of RTG, worked for ATI/AMD between 2000 and 20012
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Old 17-12-18, 05:50 AM
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Christ how long was I asleep for
Thought the same Someone should definitely read over an article, before it gets posted to spot any typos... I stumble over them in every article.

To the topic: Hmm, although he started only less than a year ago, I still don't like where this is going. with Raja as well, AMD is losing/has lost some important people for the GPU department, right? Let's hope this won't affect current R&D works in any worrying way.
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